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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

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Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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We went here thinking we would spend an hour en route to our next destination but we spent two hours absorbing what is an amazing place. A combination of church and palace that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went here thinking we would spend an hour en route to our next destination but we spent two hours absorbing what is an amazing place. A combination of church and palace that is fascinating. If you think it is a little too far to get to the library make the effort - it is THE most staggering space. We... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The history of the place is interesting, you can take the offical tour or take it on your own. my favourite part was the library i even cried, so magnificent.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The Mafra National Palace deserves some extra effort to go a bit out of Lisbon usual touristic routes. Mafra is not so far from Lisbon, and you can take as well the opportunity to pay a visit to the National Park (Tapada Nacional de Mafra)

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Odivelas, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Mafra it's a small but very pleasant village to visit. All the complex (Palace, Monastery, Library and church) worth the visit. It has not much furniture inside, but the existing one is nice. It has lots of history and all the rooms and the explanation aren't enough. So, could have some more detailed information, provided by an audio guide or... More 

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queluz portugal
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Palace is quite large and, if you do not go with a guide it is advisable to read something about it. It has lots of history and all the rooms have an explanation. It particularly liked the library and the nursery. Very peculiar. The story of the bats in the library is real and interesting. Don´t forget the basilica... More 

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Miami, Florida
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201 reviews 201 reviews
70 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is about 40min drive from Lisbon so if you have the time, this palace is worth a visit. Its architecture's greatness is impressive. The best part is definitely the Library. There is a lot of history in it, make sure you read the panels.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

After visiting the sights within the city we went to Mafra and it was definitely worth the €6 cost. If you're a student it's just €3 and parking is free for the first hour then just €2 will cover you all day. The palace is amazing. I have visited many stately homes and this is near the top of my... More 

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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222 reviews 222 reviews
156 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

O Palácio Nacional de Mafra is located in the region of Mafra, in the Lisbon district, this at about 25 kilometres of Lisbon and they started the building of the Palace in the year 1717 in the Barock style, this by using 52.000 workers, and it is not only a palace, you will find a convent, a library, a basilica... More 

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Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is an amazing palace to visit. Every room is amazing! The history and art are part of this palace.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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127 reviews 127 reviews
69 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This Palace was ordered to be buit by the the richest King Portugal ever had, John V. He spent so much money in this Palace that - true story - when he ordered one bell to a famous english craftsman, the description was so rich, that even for a King it seemed too much, so, the craftsman asked if the... More 

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